Making Mirrors

Gotye - Making Mirrors
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2011 Ratings: #515 / 911
User Score
Based on 86 ratings
2011 Ratings: #189
August 19, 2011 / Release Date
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Eleven / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH

Stamped over the LP is an abundance of lucid creativity, the kind that fuels an endless source of inspiration for artists to come.

83
Entertainment Weekly
The offbeat Aussie surrounds last summer’s surprise Internet hit ”Somebody That I Used to Know” with the kind of atmospheric, dub-inflected pop and yearning vocals that would make Peter Gabriel proud.
60
PopMatters

Making Mirrors offers plenty of evidence the guy could be capable of just a little bit more if he’d focus in on pop music at the expense of his more esoteric impulses

50
NME

The LP toes a line between eclecticism and kitchen sink, but the one thing he hasn’t chucked in here is a little focus.

KengojiUltamYT
89
I love Australia which is also called "the country where you hunt children for food and also really good music land"
SebastianWolf
74
This is definitely an unique experience. Gotye delivers some absolutely fantastic tunes on Making Mirrors. It therefore kills me to say, that Gotye is yet to make a GREAT album. I mean, there is simply too many songs on here not matching the tone. Making Mirrors goes from social commentary on "Smoke And Mirrors" to catchy and vague love-lyrics on "I Feel Better". It's confusing and sadly takes away from what otherwise could've been great.

Favourites: Dont Worry, We'll Be ... read more
tylersreviews
75
FAV TRACKS: Easy Way Out, Somebody That I Used To Know, Eyes Wide Open, Smoke And Mirrors, I Feel Better, In Your Light

LEAST FAV TRACK: Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You

7.5/10

Very creative and unique album. Solid release from Gotye and I hope he comes back to make more music as a solo artist one day. I'm glad I gave all his studio albums another chance because damn...there's some great stuff he's put out
TheBravesDH
72
Let's get it out of the way and just state that this album has the greatest one-hit wonder of the decade on it. There are other really good tracks on here, and I'm a bit surprised he couldn't get something to catch on or didn't capitalize on the international success. This album is just held back by a clear lack of direction. It doesn't really know what it wants to be, so it tries way too many ideas that disrupt any cohesion.
MinatoArisato
40
Look Gotye is a talented muscian who is capable of a lot and this record shows it. He can experiment, utilize a variety of styles and sing quite well, however this album just feels like him trying his hand at everything. Gotye never really sticks to one style and as a result Making Mirrors feels really incohesive and thrown together, there just isn't any consistency here. Most of these tracks are just so out of place and can feel boring or overlly dumbed down despite how experimental Gotye ... read more
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#32/Consequence of Sound

Track List

  1. Making Mirrors 
  2. Easy Way Out 
  3. Somebody That I Used To Know 
  4. Eyes Wide Open 
  5. Smoke and Mirrors
  6. I Feel Better 
  7. In Your Light 
  8. State of the Art 
  9. Don't Worry, We'll Be Watching You 
  10. Giving Me a Chance 
  11. Save Me 
  12. Bronte
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